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The Geller Cup was a trophy that Monica and Ross would receive when they were younger after the family touch football games depending on who won.
The Geller Cup appears in The One With The Football. We learn that when Monica and Ross were younger, their family held touch football games called the Geller Bowl. Monica and Ross were always captains and extremely competitive. Whoever won received a trophy called the Geller Cup, which is really just a troll doll nailed to a two by four (which Chandler points out in the episode).
At Geller Bowl VI, Monica broke Ross's nose by elbowing him in the face. She scored the winning point this way, but her father, Jack, said that it didn't count. He said he was sick of Monica and Ross's fighting and threw the Geller Cup into the lake.
While Jack and Judy took Ross to the hospital, Monica swam into the lake and fished the trophy out. She never told Ross and the first time it came up was twelve years later at Thanksgiving 1996.
The One With The Football revolves around a football game for the Geller Cup. Monica and Ross are the only ones who are invested in winning the actual trophy. At the end of the episode they are both on the ground holding the ball and refusing to let go and lose.
- Monica states that it has been twelve years since she broke Ross's nose at the Geller Cup. If she is twenty-eight now, she would have been sixteen when it happened.
- As of 2006, The Geller Cup is on display in the Warner Bros. Museum on the studios' lot in Burbank, California.
- For a month in 2014, the Geller Cup was on display at the Central Perk pop-up in So Ho New York